The TCT Hall of Fame celebrates those members of the additive manufacturing community who have made a positive, significant and long-term impact on the industry.   The TCT Awards judging panel put forward their nominations of who they believe have made a significant and long-term impact, and those individuals with the most votes have been shortlisted to become our Hall of Fame nominees for 2024.

The final stage of the process is for the TCT Awards Judges to vote on who they believe most deserves recognition as a member of the distinguished group. The successful nominees will be announced at the TCT Awards Ceremony on 5th June 2024, and will join the fourteen previous winners inducted into the TCT Hall of Fame.



Andy Christensen has spent his entire career focused on developing and expanding the medical applications of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Having been introduced to SLA 3D printing in the mid 90s, Andy founded Medical Modeling in 2000, leading the Colorado-based service bureau to become a world-leading medical device company. With 3D printing, Medical Modeling developed entirely new toolsets in the areas of patient-specific anatomic modeling, virtual surgical planning, personalized surgical guides and personalized implants, including the very first FDA-cleared, 3D printed titanium implants. During his tenure, Andy and his team contributed to the care of more than 70,000 patients, including more than two dozen sets of conjoined twins. In 2014 Medical Modeling was acquired by 3D Systems, and Andy went on to aid the creation of a new business vertical for the company in the healthcare sector. Today, Andy is President of his consulting company, Fingerprint Additive, focusing on strategic guidance in the healthcare and 3D printing fields.


Dr. Brent Stucker is an industry consultant whose career has spanned 30 years of expertise in additive manufacturing, academia, entrepreneurship, and executive leadership. After 18 years as a Professor, Brent co-founded 3DSIM, a leading AM simulation technology provider, which was acquired by ANSYS in 2017. Brent then served as Chief Technology Officer at 3D Systems where he worked within the executive leadership team to champion innovation within the company and throughout the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry. Dr. Stucker was the founding chairman of ASTM International Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies and was elected to the ASTM International Board of Directors in 2015. Currently Brent is Chief Technology Strategist for Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International. He is also President of 3DX Consulting, a company he founded in 2023. He holds numerous patents, has authored and co-authored over 200 technical publications, and has presented over 500 technical talks.


Joe Allison began workingwith 3D printing technology in 1988 as an engineer for 3D Systems, where he pioneered key SLA advancements resulting in 12 patents over three years. By 1991, Allison had left to co-found Solid Concepts, one of the first 3D printing service bureaus. He spent 24 years as the CEO of the company, running technologies such as SLA, SLS, FDM and DMLS and helping to develop the first automated support generation software, before selling the company to Stratasys in 2014 as the world’s biggest supplier of 3D printed parts. For four years, he remained at Stratasys, leading its Stratasys Direct Manufacturing business, before setting up the 3DVentures venture capital group. In 2022, Allison came out of retirement to assume the role of Evolve Additive CEO.


Max Lobovsky is co-founder and CEO of Formlabs. Founded in 2011, Formlabs pioneered a new category of professional desktop 3D printing when it launched the world’s first affordable, powerful desktop stereolithography 3D printer. After a finding success with a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, the company went on develop and commercialise a range of industrial focused desktop solutions based on stereolithography and selective laser sintering technologies. Formlabs printers are now used by some of the world’s leading companies like Ford, New Balance and Google. Prior to starting the company, Lobovsky led the efforts at Fab@Home, one of the industry’s earliest open-source 3D printing projects which has been instrumental in setting up labs in schools worldwide. A Forbes’ 30 Under 30 recipient and World Economic Forum Pioneer, Lobovsky holds a B.S. in Applied Engineering and Physics from Cornell University and a M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT.



Melissa Orme is a renowned additive manufacturing innovator and leader. Her seminal work spans three decades and has resulted in 15 US patents. Melissa’s career began in academia where she rose to Full Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California Irvine. There she established globally recognized research laboratories and developed methods for controlled electrostatically charged and deflected molten metal droplet deposition for precision manufacturing. Melissa went on to hold senior leadership roles at start-up AM companies, before becoming Vice President of Boeing Additive Manufacturing for The Boeing Company.  Here she sets the AM strategy for the entire business and oversees all AM activities including flight hardware, production aids and research models to increase efficiencies and accelerate new product development.  As an author and technical advisor, Melissa serves on several advisory and professional committees for additive manufacturing and aerospace.


Professor Neil Hopkinson spent 20 years in academia generating Intellectual Property that has been licensed widely. Neil’s High Speed Sintering patents, first filed in 2003, have generated £1Bn+ in revenues to licensees, with thousands of industrial grade machines sold globally. In 2005 he was Lead Editor of “Rapid Manufacturing” (Wiley UK) the world’s first book dedicated to the use of Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing technologies for the production of end-use parts. Neil left academia in 2016 to join Xaar plc as Director of 3D Printing where he formed a Joint Venture with Stratasys called Xaar 3D. In 2021 Xaar 3D was fully acquired by Stratasys, where Neil serves as Vice President for Additive Manufacturing Technology.


Sheku Kamara is the Dean of Applied Research at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and has been involved in AM since 1996. He oversees the activities of MSOE’s Applied Technology Center (ATC) which is renowned for transferring technology to the marketplace and undertakes more than 200 industry-sponsored research projects every year. Sheku is a technical advisor to the RAPID + TCT Conference and currently serves as the vice chair of SME’s AM Technical Community Leadership Committee. He is a past chair of the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) and was named a DINO (Distinguished Innovator Operator Award) in 2010 for his contributions to laser sintering. In 2013, he managed the development of the Additive Manufacturing Body of Knowledge (AMBOK) and the Additive Manufacturing Certificate program for SME & America Makes. Sheku holds the RTAM Master Level Certificate on AM from SME and is a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Karl O. Werwath Engineering Research Award from MSOE and in July 2021 Sheku co-authored a book on the Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing for the Practitioner.

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